Global Foundries Chengdu is another major step in China

A substantial order for joint partners Global Foundries and Chengdu Municipality represents a significant step forward for Piller China and an opportunity for the Piller Group to expand its support of Global Foundries facilities worldwide.

The new order for 20MVA of Piller UNIBLOCK™ Diesel Rotary UPS will power protect a new US$10 billion world-class FD-SOI ecosystem being jointly developed by Global Foundries and Chengdu Municipality as part of the Chinese government’s investment program in the semiconductor industry. Involving the hiring of more than 500 engineers, the project will establish multiple centers for IP development, IC design and the incubation of fabless companies within Chengdu.

As one of the world’s major full-service semiconductor foundries, Global Foundries provides a unique combination of design, development and fabrication services to technology companies globally. Palaniappan Muthuraman, Managing Director of Piller China, said:

“This new contract, which extends Piller’s ongoing worldwide partnership with Global Foundries, is also a major boost for our operations in China. We look forward to the development of this project with great excitement.”

Piller has been protecting semiconductor production against highly sensitive voltage fluctuations and power outages since 1998 at the Hynix factories in Korea and China. Aaron Qin, Piller’s local representative in China commented:

"The versatility of our UNIBLOCK™ solution which was originally developed for mission critical banking and finance applications, is perfectly suited to industrial applications such as semiconductor production, Piller’s track record is testament to this.”

Industry today needs UPS solutions that are highly reliable, efficient, adaptable and able to cope with any load profile, system configuration or ride through requirement; Piller provides exactly that - solutions that meet every conceivable industrial scenario.

About Global Foundries

Global Foundries, is a leading full-service semiconductor design, development, fabrication and innovation company with locations across the globe.

The company partner's with some of the world’s most inspired companies to develop and produce the semiconductors that are changing the way people live today and defining what’s possible for tomorrow. A catalyst for growth in the industries they serve and with one of the largest populations of leading-edge scientists and technologists in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, Global Foundries are dedicated to being the best possible partner for its customers, delivering the expertise and insights to help position them as the leaders in their markets.

About Piller

Piller is a world leader in power protection technology. The company builds electrical systems for mission-critical applications worldwide. Clients include many of the world's central and commercial banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions, as well as broadcasters, airports, telecommunications networks, government departments and co-location operators.

Founded by the German engineer Anton Piller in 1909, more than a century on Piller is still headquartered and produces in Osterode and nearby Bilshausen, although today the company has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia and today employs approaching 1000 people worldwide. In November 2016,

Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH, acquired the assets and business of Active Power Inc, the US kinetic energy storage specialist. Piller group is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.